Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Born: August 29, 1809

Died: October 8, 1894 (aged 85)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets.

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